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A Brexit inspired piano concert will get its world premiere with a free public performance in Yorkshire - but we are giving you an exclusive preview on Facebook Live.
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How would you spend the UK's money?

THE PEOPLE'S BUDGET: How would you spend the UK's money?

Ever thought you could do a much better job of managing the UK's money than the government?

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Councillor Chris Short with garden waste collection driver Jo-Anne Edwards

11,000 pay up for council garden waste service

Amber Valley Borough Council say that the response to the new charging scheme for garden waste collections is proving to be positive.

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Derbyshire woman launches campaign to make assisted dying legal

A Derbyshire woman is campaigning for assisted dying to be legalised - following the deaths of her mother and husband.

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Coun Paul Jones (back-right) with community scheme representatives.

Council gives £16,700 to Langley Mill children’s scheme

Derbyshire County Council has awarded funding of £16,700 to help keep a popular Langley Mill children’s scheme up and running through 2017.

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The Butterley Gatehouse plaque which commemorates the Pentrich Revolution of 1817.

Group gets £66,000 to celebrate UK’s ‘last revolution’

A Pentrich and South Wingfield history group has been awarded a £66,000 grant for a project to commemorate the UK’s most recent revolution.

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What will today's Budget mean for you?

BUDGET 2017 LIVE: How will you be affected?

Welcome to our LIVE blog covering the 2017 Budget.
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Local councillors are calling for better investment and services at Langley Mill station.

Councillors call for investment in Langley Mill station

A Heanor councillor is pressing the case for investment at Langley Mill station as part of a wider transit plan around Ilkeston’s new rail terminal.

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Councillors will discuss the Local Plan at a meeting in Ripley next week.

Amber Valley council to consider draft Local Plan

Members of Amber Valley Borough Council will meet next week to put the finishing touches on an draft plan for the borough’s next decade.

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Second Lieutenant Godfrey Gordon Furness of Alfreton was killed in the Somme on February 9 ,1917.

Family of Alfreton soldier mark centenary of death

The family of a young Alfreton soldier gathered at his grave last week to mark the centenary of his death during the First World War.

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Heanor retailers join police radio safety network

Heanor retailers join police radio safety network

A host of Heanor retailers have joined the Amber Valley Shop Watch, providing a direct link to police which has already brought results.

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Brexit vote: how did your MP vote to start the process of withdrawal from the EU?

The Prime Minister has been given the green light to formally start the Brexit process after a huge majority of MPs voted in favour last night.

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Prime Minister Theresa May.

Prime Minister set to take taste of Derbyshire to the White House

Prime Minister Theresa May is reportedly set to take a taste of Derbyshire to the White House this week.

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Supreme Court rules Act of Parliament is needed to trigger Brexit Article 50

The Supreme Court has this morning ruled that the government cannot trigger Brexit without an act of Parliament.
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Campaigners build a "Wall of Solidarity" to mark concerns over US President Donald Trump's divisive policies.

Derbyshire campaigners protest over divisive policies of US President Donald Trump

Derbyshire campaigners have held protests in opposition to the divisive policies of the newly inaugurated President of America Donald Trump.

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One of the new Enviro200 buses which now run Trent Bartons Nines route.

Alfreton council raises safety fears over new buses

Alfreton Town Council has raised concerns over safety and congestion ahead of the introduction of a new bus fleet against residents’ wishes.

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A boarded up home in Ripley.

Council backs interest free loans to tackle empty homes scandal

It is often said that we are the middle of a ‘housing crisis’.

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Chesterfield MP Toby Perkins.

REVEALED: The Derbyshire MPs voters would most like to have sex with

Toby Perkins has been named as the top male Derbyshire MP most voters would like to have sex with - on a controversial website that is banned at Parliament.

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QUIZ OF THE YEAR: 2016 in questions

QUIZ OF THE YEAR: 2016 in questions

It’s been one hell of a year, Brexit, Trump, sporting successes, celebrity deaths and much more but how much attention have you paid to what’s hit the headlines?

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Ripley Town Hall and the headquarters of Amber Valley Borough Council.

Solar power helps Amber Valley council cut costs

Solar panels installed on the roof of Amber Valley Borough Council’s headquarters in Ripley are helping reduce its energy costs.

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